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Cobertura Especial XXIV Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres

Argentina, 17.10.2009 00:09

El largo caminar del movimiento de mujeres



Cobertura Especial XXIV Encuentro Nacional de Mujeres

Argentina, 16.10.2009 23:39

El largo caminar del movimiento de mujeres



McKinley High Student EK Challenges DC Teacher Layoffs

DC, 16.10.2009 23:10

Oct 8: The highlight of the rally for respect was the speech given by a McKinley high school student known as E.K. who was a co-leader in organizing the student protests against DC teacher layoffs. His speech was awesome as he encouraged the audience to resist the forces of tyranny. E.K. was articulate, self-confident and inspiring to what turned out to be a mostly adult crowd. The crowd at Freedom plaza let out a roar in response to E.K.'s comments about the student meeting with the McKinley Tech. high school principal, David Pinder. thewashingtonteacher || Video by Carlos in DC



Manifestaçom polos direitos trans: sábado 17 de outubro

Galiza, 16.10.2009 20:39

Transexualidade nom é doença! Homem/mulher = Sistema Político

Comunicado da Rede Internacional de Despatologizaçom Trans:

Dia de Acçom 17 de outubro de 2009-Campanha STP 2012

Sábado 17 de outubro de 2009, vam-se fazer manifestaçons e outras acçons em 38 cidades da Europa, Sudamérica, Norteamérica, Oriente Médio e Ásia em apoio à Campanha Paremos a Patologizaçom Trans STP 2012, convocadas pola Rede Internacional de Despatologizaçom Trans. A dia de hoje (15/10/2009), 181 grupos de 40 paísses de diferentes regions do mundo e 7 redes internacionais aderirom à convocatória.



Hundreds Oppose Obama Visit, City Hall Demonstrator Demand an End to Education Budget Cuts

San Francisco Bay Area, 16.10.2009 19:09

On Thursday, October 15, hundreds came to Civic Center, to protest president Obama's appearance at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in a fundraiser for the Democratic National Convention. Earlier in the day another demonstration took place at SF City Hall to oppose the continuous cuts in education funding.



Resistance To The Fur Trade

United Kingdom, 16.10.2009 18:39

With fur back in season so is the resistance to it. From raids at farms to sabotage of shops, this autumn has so far been another round of biting back. In the last two months farms imprisoning mink have been closed down in Germany by the Animal Liberation Front (ALF) and found abandoned in Italy by the Animal Liberation Investigation Unit (ALIU), while various shops selling fur have given up the cruel trade.

Since the launch of the West Yorkshire Animal Rights Group (WYARG) in August Best Vintage, Room 7, Accent Clothing and TK Maxx have stopped selling fur and with Daniel Footwear promising to follow suit, focus is now on Next One Leather (the last fur shop in West Yorkshire), by targeting their store and associates (1 | 2 | 3). In the West Midlands, the Western Animal Rights Network (WARN) launched a campaign against Madeleine Ann, ensuing three shops going fur free, with demos lasting under a month (1 | 2 | 3 | Video) after products were eventually sent back to the suppliers, ending their sale of fur products (Video). On the same day Le Scarpe issued a fur-free statement leading to harassment from police and new targets established in Cheltenham, while in the capital protests have escalated as anti-fur activists locked onto the London Fur Company's stall at the London Fashion Weekend, causing the organisers to ask the company to pack up and leave (Videos: 1 | 2).

Links: West Yorkshire Animal Rights Group (WYARG) | It's A Knock Out | Next One Leather Campaign | Western Animal Rights Network (WARN) | Bite Back Magazine | Animal Liberation Front (ALF) | Max Mara Campaign | Coalition to Abolish the Fur Trade (CAFT)



DIRECTO

Colombia, 16.10.2009 17:09



18-O: polo monolingüismo social

Galiza, 16.10.2009 16:10

Máis umha vez a movilizaçom popular pola existencia e hegemonia da nossa
lingua chama as portas do pais. Este domingo 18 de outubro
umha manifestaçom
convocada inicialmente pola plataforma
pero que alem de siglas e convocantes vai acolher a multidom de cores e
vozes que exigem a palavra para a nossa lingua, percorrerá as rúas de
Compostela.
Espaços de movimento como a Plataforma Galego Sempre Máis ou a Mocidade Pola Lingua anunciam a súa participaçom num
bloco autonomo polo Monolingüismo Social.



Resisting Deportations to Bagdad

United Kingdom, 16.10.2009 16:09

Around fifty people protested on 14th October against the deportation of more than forty people to Baghdad. The demonstration was called to stop the first mass deportation flight to Baghdad, and demanded that "the first mass deportation flight to southern Iraq, expected to leave on Wednesday, is suspended and the detainees threatened with forcible removal are released immediately." Activists from International Federation of Iraqi refugees and Stop Deportation Network spoke and called for an end to all deportations to Iraq and to free the detainees. Also on 14th October an early day motion was tabled by 4 MPs in the House of Commons which "calls for the deportation of Iraqi refugees to Iraq to be halted and for the Iraqi detainees threatened with forcible removal to be released immediately". Despite this the first deportation to Baghdad took place and 39 people were deported early on Thursday the 15th October on a specially chartered plane provided by Air Italy. However only ten of the detained people were taken off the flight in Baghdad while the other detainees were not accepted by the Iraqi government and were flown back to detention in the UK.

A model letter has been produced by NCADC for people to use as part of their campaign against Air Italy over this issue. A further demonstration has been called for Saturday October 17th in Parliament Square, London, at 2pm to oppose the deportations to Iraq.

Articles: [ 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 ]

Links: [ Stop Deportation Network | Coalition to Stop Deportations to Iraq ]



NYC Anarchist Black Cross Statement of Solidarity with Tortuga House

NYC, 16.10.2009 15:39

As functionaries of the state continue apace with a campaign of irritation and attempted repression, they are now focusing on the house of a recent G-20 arrestee. We firmly stand in solidarity with the recipients of this raid and support them as they defend themselves.



Street Theater Groups Protest at Ritzy Republican Fundraiser

San Francisco Bay Area, 16.10.2009 14:09

It was the Raging Grannies versus Billionaires for Wealthcare outside the Stanford Park Hotel where Congressman John Boehner spoke to a $1,000 per plate Republican crowd in Menlo Park on October 12. The Grannies went on the offensive and tried to give the Billionaires a "shot of reality" as the two street theater groups protested the House Minority leader's event.



Justice for janitors convention

Houston, 16.10.2009 06:09

Over 700 stand in unity in Houston for the Justice for Janitors Convention and March



PM should bring the 260 Sri Lankans asylum seekers to Australia

Perth, 16.10.2009 05:09

Bring asylum seekers to Australia!



NZ Environmental Activist Sickened by Insecticide Spray Made in Davis, Writes to Americans

San Francisco Bay Area, 15.10.2009 20:09

Donna Bird, Writes:, "In New Zealand we seem we have become the dumping ground for U.S Chemicals and the experimental ground for the Biotech products manufactured in the United States and we are paying the price. New Zealand is being turned into a parking lot. Our forests, waterways and our heath are all being systematically destroyed by your patented products which are designed to kill things.



FACE ITT: Feminists Against Budget Cuts Especially in Tough Times Demonstrate At SF

San Francisco Bay Area, 15.10.2009 19:09

On Wednesday, September 30th, feminists, activists, and community members protested all of the budget cuts in front of the California State building at Civic Center. The rally and speak-out featured demands to "chop from the top" and tax the rich and corporations as a strategy to solving the budget crisis. Demonstrate At The SF California State Building



Venezuelan president meets with New York unionists

NYC, 15.10.2009 18:39

"Washington's plans in South America have failed, said the Venezuelan president. He told the workers that capitalism has failed and that while the Soviet Union fell apart, it was never a threat. The U.S. and European powers were the threat. "They fought against socialism," he said and pointed out that since its inception, the Soviet Union had gone through many wars and that "socialism got lost along the way."

"Imperialism fought against the workers' dream of building a new world," he said, "but "the only way to save the world is socialism. Obama talks change, change, change. Tell me how, within the framework of capitalism?"

Once the Soviet Union was gone, Chávez said, "The neoliberals were able to impose themselves." Neoliberal proposals became stronger and "the free market has messed everything up. What is labor flexibility for them becomes hungry children."



NYPD CRACKS DOWN ON BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS

NYC, 15.10.2009 18:09

October 9th, 2nd Friday of the month: Brooklyn Critical Mass, an unorganized group bicycle ride celebrating community and non-polluting transportation experienced a sudden reversal of tactics from NYPD. Police in Brooklyn for years have typically monitored and followed the ride with numerous motor vehicles, even at times facilitating the safe passage of cyclists through the hazardous motor-dominated streets. This month a ride through Prospect Park resulted in dangerous conditions, multiple summonses and one arrest in a calculated strategy of entrapment by formally- friendly police.



October 17th SF Mass Antiwar March and Rally

San Francisco Bay Area, 15.10.2009 14:39

On October 17th there will be an anti-war march and rally in San Francisco starting at 11am in U.N. Plaza. The march will begin at noon. The protest will demand that U.S. troops get out of of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, and that the U.S. government spend money on jobs, pensions, health care, and education rather than wars and corporate bailouts.



Work Stopped at Shell's Illegal Construction Site

Ireland, 15.10.2009 11:09

When asked about the legality of Shell's construct ...



ΚΡΑΤΙΚΗ ΔΟΛΟΦΟΝΙΑ - ΜΕΤΑΝΑΣΤΕΣ/ΤΡΙΕΣ

Athens, 15.10.2009 10:39

Η δημοκρατία δολοφονεί!



Christopher Columbus Protest in Santa Barbara

LA, 15.10.2009 05:09

Christopher Columbus Protest in Santa Barbara



Contagious Disease Outbreak at Northwest Detention Center

Seattle, 15.10.2009 04:25

An outbreak of an unknown infectious disease is on-going at the Northwest Detention Center requiring special handling procedures for residents and staff.



The Heckler

NYC, 15.10.2009 00:08

Three weeks to go to the election. Last night I interrupted Mike Bloomberg’s opening statement in the debate. Three words into his first sentence I stood up, inhaled, and let out a preacher’s wail, the summit of years of loud practice. My words must have been whole. Every person on stage was frozen in an open-mouthed snapshot of surprise.



Córdoba

Argentina, 14.10.2009 23:09



Honkfest!

Boston, 14.10.2009 23:09

Last weekend radical marching bands, circuses and street performers gathered in Somerville, MA for the 2009 Honk! Festival of Activist Street Bands.



Ação Direta na Supervia e a Precariedade do Transporte Coletivo no Rio de Janeiro

CMI Brasil, 14.10.2009 23:07

TRANSPORTE COLETIVO



Palestinian Jewish LGBT\queer Activists Protest Against Promoting LGBT Tourism to Israel

San Francisco Bay Area, 14.10.2009 22:10

On October 11, Sunday afternoon local Palestinian and Jewish LGBT\queer activists held a protest against promoting LGBT tourism to Israel in front of the Tel Aviv gay center. The protesters intercepted a group of travel agents and other guests attending the conference that took place inside the gay center. While entering, the guests went by the protesters, who were wearing T-shirts that read "QUEERS VISIT PALESTINE, NOT THE OCCUPIERS & OPPRESSORS".



mingaledigo

Colombia, 14.10.2009 18:39

Minga de resistencia social y comunitaria



Mingalecuento

Colombia, 14.10.2009 18:39

La Tierra es nuestra esperanza



Het kraakverbod

Netherlands, 14.10.2009 17:39

Het is zover, morgen gaat de Tweede Kamer stemmen over het kraakverbod. De afgelopen weken was stevig actie gevoerd; het land hangt vol met spandoeken (1, 2), het plein voor de tweede kamer was druk bezocht (1, 2), Amsterdamse studenten zijn massaal aan het kraken geslagen, in Berlijn is solidariteit getoond, er is een petitie overhandigd, documentaires over kraak (1, 2) en anti-kraak zijn verschenen, er is een Witboek Kraken verschenen, etc, etc. Ondanks alle acties ziet het er echter akelig somber uit. Alles lijkt er op dat er een meerderheid (CDA, CU, VVD, PVV, SGP, Verdonk) voor het wetsvoorstel is.

Een overzicht van de op handen zijnde acties:

Voor meer achtergrond, een audio-opname van het Tweede Kamer debat en een opiniestuk omtrend het kraakverbod.



Nobel Prize for Peace, But “D+” for New Orleans: Obama, Mass Media and “Katrina”

DC, 14.10.2009 16:10

President Obama is set to visit New Orleans this week and while he may have been seen as worthy of a Nobel Peace Prize he was also seen as deserving a “D+” for his post-election response to the continued suffering of victims of a post-Katrina levee breech. These, and issues of media, political activism, as well as, the Black Is Back Coalition were discussed this evening on a panel consisting of Glen Ford of BlackAgendaReport.com, Dr. Wilmer J. Leon of Howard University and On With Leon, and Jared Ball of Morgan State University and VoxUnion Media. Audio || voxunion.com



Say NO to Leviev &amp; Imprisonment of Palestinian Activists - Demo 10/17

NYC, 14.10.2009 15:14

A few weeks ago, Mohammad Othman, a boycott campaigner from Jayyous and longtime activist against the wall, was detained and imprisoned by the Israeli forces on his way back into Palestine. He is the first activist arrested for his activism around BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT, AND SANCTIONS (BDS) against Israel. Join The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel (NYCBI) and Adalah-NY: The Coalition for Justice in the Middle East for a protest at the Leviev store. Stand with the villages of Jayyous & Bil'in to say no to Leviev's settlements and Israel’s imprisonment of Palestinian boycott activists.



Atacada Comunidad de Chaktapa

Venezuela, 14.10.2009 06:37

¡¡Justamente después del día de la Resistencia indígena Se vuelve atentar contra Sabino Romero Cacique de la Comunidad de Chaktapa!!



Noam Chomsky on the Cuban 5

Boston, 14.10.2009 03:08

Chomsky was itnerviewed by Radio Havana Cuba on the eve of the 11th anniversary of the arbitrary arrest and detention in Miami of Cubans Antonio Guerrero, Ramón Labañino, Gerardo Hernandez, Fernando Gonzalez and Rene Gonzalez, who after a legally flawed trial in Miami District Court, are incarcerated in US prisons for infiltrating anti-Cuba Miami based groups of terrorists with the aim of defending Cuba against US based terrorism. As Professor Chomsky says in this interview "They weren't criminals. They were heroes". He points out "that the only way to remedy the injustice is to withdraw the charges completely".



Agredieron a una mujer embarazada que sufrió un desprendimiento de placenta

Argentina, 14.10.2009 01:39

Otro ataque de la UCEP



Newcastle March &amp; Demo Against Sanofi-Aventis

United Kingdom, 13.10.2009 22:39

Newcastle Animal Rights Group in support with Vegi North East, SHAC Birmingham, SHAC Leeds, Hull Animal Rights along with numerous other animal rights groups and residents of Newcastle marched against vivisection on Octoboer 9th in the city centre of Newcastle before proceeding to demonstrate against top HLS customer Sanofi Aventis.

Activists met at Newcastle Civic Centre for 12 pm and then set off at 12.45pm armed with banners and placards, megaphones and loud voices making a visual and noisy march on Northumberland Street, gaining a lot of public support and cheers. The image was clear, the message was clear, NO TO ANIMAL CRUELTY, NO TO HLS!

Newswire: Report | Arrests | Photos | Video

Links: Newcastle Animal Rights | SHAC | SHAC topic page



Tucuman

Argentina, 13.10.2009 22:09



6 Arrested for Planting Industrial Hemp at DEA Headquarters

DC, 13.10.2009 21:09

At approximately 10:00 AM this morning, North Dakota farmer Wayne Hauge, Vermont farmer Will Allen, and fed up American entrepreneurs, were arrested while digging up the DEA's lawn to plant industrial hemp seed imported from Canada.



Shlomo Zand, Author of &quot;The Invention of the Jewish People&quot;, at UC Berkeley.

San Francisco Bay Area, 13.10.2009 20:39

On Tuesday October 13 , Shlomo Zand will be speaking about his newly translated book "The Invention of the Jewish People", at 3335 Dwinelle Hall, UC, Berkeley. In this bold and ambitious new book, Shlomo Sand shows that the Israeli national myth has its origins in the nineteenth century, rather than in biblical times - when Jewish historians, like scholars in many other cultures, reconstituted an imagined people in order to model a future nation.



Contra Rodríguez Ema

Puerto Rico, 13.10.2009 11:09

¿Terroristas? Bien, gracias



Violencia contra mujeres

Puerto Rico, 13.10.2009 11:09

Alarmante el alto nivel de violencia contra las mujeres



Hacia la Huelga General

Puerto Rico, 13.10.2009 11:09

La Huelga General que Necesitamos



Abuso policiaco en Canóvanas

Puerto Rico, 13.10.2009 11:09

Fuerza de Choque abusa contra estudiantes por huevazos a Fortuño



Despidos Masivos

Puerto Rico, 13.10.2009 11:09

La hipocresía del Partido Popular Democrático ante los despidos



El RUM en pie de lucha

Puerto Rico, 13.10.2009 11:09

Mayagüez: Paro en el Colegio



Cierre Patronal UPR

Puerto Rico, 13.10.2009 11:09

Sobre el Cierre Patronal en la UPR



Слушания по ОВОС АЭС не состоялись!

Belarus, 13.10.2009 08:37

9 октября в Островце должны были пройти общественные слушания по оценке воздействия на окружающую среду белорусской АЭС. Подходы к киноконцертному залу, где проходили слушания, были перекрыты металлическими ограждениями. По периметру распологались контрольно-пропускные пункты с людьми в штатском и ОМОНОвцами, тщательно досматривающими проходящих. На этих пунктах незаконно конфисковывались документы, содержащие критику ОВОС. По словам представителя оргкомитета Свирида, данные материалы были запрещены оргкомитетом к распространению на слушаниях.

Работников государственых учереждений свозили на слушания автобусами. Насильно согнанная публика была зарегистрирована заранее, что является нарушением регламента. Значительную часть зарегестрированных участников в зал не пустили. Для них в холле был заранее установлен экран. Слово дали меньше, чем половине выступающих. В основном выступали работники госучереждений, вынужденные высказываться в поддержку строительства АЭС. Очередность…



PHOTOS: Olympia Protest: Eight Years of War in Afghanistan

Seattle, 13.10.2009 06:38

Here are some photos from an October 7, 2009 rally and march in Olympia to protest against war in Afghanistan.



Devasting Library Budget Cuts

Seattle, 13.10.2009 06:38

The 2010 Seattle city budget cuts $2.8 million from the Seattle Public Library budget.

One result - 21 library locations will be closed every Friday and Sunday - all year long!



Seattle LGBT March &amp; Rally

Seattle, 13.10.2009 06:38

Seattle took part in the nationwide rallies in support of equal rights for the LBGT community.




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